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investigators are baffled. breaking news on the execution of a virginia woman. mini melt down. you just saw the scenes and anatomy."om "gray's captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >>> a neighborhood in shambles after flames fly, damaging eight homes. tonight crew remained at the scene in manassas. we captured these pictures as it was unfolding. we are live on the scene right now. >> this fire was unbelievably destructive. take a look behind me. firefighters are still on the scene, working to extinguish some hot spots. a couple of homes were completely burned down to the ground. this fire started in a couple of minutes and ignited and spread as quickly. you get a bird's eye view of the inferno in this manassas subdivision. neighbors say they saw smoke at this address at 3:00 p.m. and called 911. moments later house was engulfed. >> in about 15 minutes, it was completely gone. >> eight homes were damaged, three of them destroyed. high winds calls the burning embers to jump from one house to the next. >> the man who called this in, his house is now a burnt out shel
cooler now than yesterday at this time. attorneys vowel, west virginia, 51. -- keyneysville. 82 degrees for the high temperature this afternoon. no big swings in the temperature expected anytime soon. 85 tomorrow with a slight chance of showers tomorrow evening and tomorrow night. >> traffic is slowing down in virginia along 66 eastbound into manassas. 28 centreville. 50 to 123. nville rd.the garrison vow the baltimore washington parkway is quiet. 270 southbound approaching 109. quiet crowd on route 4 and route 5 in maryland. looks good on route for ander route 5. 270 approaching 109 on the screen. back to you. >> thank you. >>> heisman trophy winner reggie bush is forfeiting his awards. he's giving back the trophy. the scandal over improper benefits when used with the university of southern california should not stand the dignity of the board, he says. he was awarded the trophy in 2005. the n.c.a.a. determined he and his family received gifts from two marketing agencies. >>> 61 degrees on this wednesday morning. >> coming up, toyota wants a judge to toss out in a lawsuit linked to acce
in virginia next year. instead, it will mark civil war month. there were apologies for making no mention of slavery. >> the summer of 2010 is now history. it may be remembered as one of the worst ever. the weather channel said so. despite dozens of the 90 plus degree days, we've got thunderstorms with winds as high as 90 mi. per hour. it knocked out power to 300,000 people and three other storms were damaging. >> thank you for reminding us. >> a young bicyclist killed in a hit and run for. >> we have some relief rolling in this weekend. we will have a look ahead. >> trent williams was being watched very closely today at practice and i have the latest. donovan mcmann says the skins may be favored against the rams, donovan mcmann says the skins may be favored against the rams, but this may right here in this neighborhood, i grew up learning strong families and hard work means opportunity. and that starts with good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in these tough times i've put education first. we've made record investments in our classrooms... doubled the number of chart
. this is near west virginia. we can see this clearly on our storms can. all of this rain is moving in a letter to not talk-later tonight. -- later tonight. >> we are following a developing story out of hagerstown. a toddler is fighting for his life and two teenagers are under arrest after the boy found a gun and shot himself. the toddler found a handgun under a bed in an apartment in hagerstown. he is in critical condition at children's hospital. police have arrested his brother, a 16-year-old and his 17-year-old girlfriend and they are being charged as adults. the girl attempted to hide the gun after the shooting. the gun had been reported stolen. >> president obama has not minced words about the d.c. public school system. the president appeared on the today show this morning and a mother asked if he thought that d.c. schools to do a better job than the private school that his daughter's attend. >> the answer is no. the d.c. public school systems are struggling. they have made some important strides over the last several years to move and the direction of reform. >> the president's children a
, the times square attended bomber. -- the christmas day bomber. a northern virginia charged with a link to the bombing in uganda. >> with the internet, everything is getting connected, and i do not know what the right solution is. >> the administration admits that as terrorism be more -- becomes more complex, so does their plan. >> they are trying to reach out to muslim communities. >> the fbi has deployed personnel to cities with high somali population to reach out to community leaders. it also says it is focusing on the role of the internet being used to recruit u.s. residents of >>> coming up, part of a major highway was shut down on friday morning. we are on your way -- underside with when that will happen. >>> why one company is offering to give you a its beer for free. all local woman battles cancer. why she blames the water. i am rebecca cooper >>> you are watching abc 7 news at 11:00, with leon harris, caroline lyders, meteorologist bob ryan weather and tim brant sports. this is abc 7 news at 11:00. on your side. >> on your side tonight with a sequence of the events that has hun
stepson to collect on a life insurance policy was executed last night in virginia. teresa lewis was the first woman to be put to death in the united states in five years and the first woman in virginia in almost a century. >>> today the european union denounced as outrageous and unacceptable an assertion by iran's president mahmoud ahmadinejad that forces within the united states government were behind the september 11th attacks. he made a speech on thursday before the u.n. general assembly. ahmadinejad said the 911 attacks were -- >>> meantime sarah shourd spoke out on this broadcast this morning about her ordeal and called again for iran to release fellow american shane bauer and josh fattal. she was held in solitary confinement and was only allowed to see the other americans for about an hour a day. >> why whole day was centered around waiting for that moment because it was my only human contact, my only time and, you know, as the hours grew nearer to my time outside, i would pace the room, wringing my hands, often just like tears streaming down my face and seeing them was my
showing this rain vancing south to north across west virginia, virginia, the district into maryland. this will be with us from time to time throughout the rest of the day. right now we're in the low and mid-60s. highs only the low 70s. passing showers, maybe even some thunderstorms this afternoon, tonight into tomorrow. some isolated storms mht produce some daming winds. we'll dry out after that. >>> the rain is making for a slippery instrumental music ] [ instrumental music ] four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, heg corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle cde do. >>> good morning, everyone. weather certainly making things difficult this morning. earlier accidents is making the trip to the 14th street bridge has been cleared. north
is still unclear. >>> last night virginia execud a woman convicted of ranging the killings of her husband and stepson, teresa lewis is the first woman to be executed in the united states in five years. despite thousands of appeals of leniency in part because defense attorneys said she was borderline mentally disabled. >>> the fda avandia has been pulled from the market. >>> eddie fisher died overnight because of complications from hip surgery. he was known for his marriages to debbie reynolds and then elizabeth taylor. the father of actress kerrie fisher, eddie fisher was 82 years old. >>> a plane crashed -- hundreds of school children were among those in a crowd of speck todayors. >>> gold meantime hit yet another high this morning. trish reagan is at the new york stock exchange. this can't be a good sign. >> it's a great sign if you own a lot of gold, but the rest of us out there, is not a good sign. one reason is that all of the doom sayers are helping to boost this price up. also theelationship between gold and the u.s. dlar is ver important here. the u.s. dollar has really been getti
north as the virginia/north carolina border. that's a result of tropical depression number 16. when you look at the spaghetti model, it's another bad news for us. it's bringing it over the area. and it, tropical depression number 16, over the next 36 hours. it could give us 5 inches of rain. >>> not much a going on and we'll take it. there's the drive times and the speeds. everything's at full speed. 53 miles per hour is the slowest spot and i think we can live with that. there's the westside. it's starting to get busier and no delays and other problems there. and 83 at shawan road, looking good and no problems on 95, just south of the beltway. and remember, wjz is always on, for traffic information any time go, to wjz.com. >>> thank you, and here's what people will talk about today. disbelief and out rage after a drunk driver is sentenced. >> reporter: between house arrest and prison, the killer will do a year's time. here are the reasons why that's not good enough for the family. >> reporter: it's been a year since the 16-year-old was killed while riding his bike in elkridge. his fami
front go through, as i mentioned. it's now settled across the central part of virginia, but there's no weather associated with this front. there's a nice area of high pressure coming in behind it, and it will produce a little bit of a breeze, but that's about it. as we head toward the middle of the week, we might see a little area of low pressure develop on wednesday, but for the next few days, it's going to be quiet. we did have the showers, as i mentioned before, but everything has dissipated now, and we expect a dry commute. we can see a little bit of cloud cover, especially in the southern suburb, but that's breaking up. we'll just call it a mix of sun and clouds. i'll show you the seven-day forecast in just a second. let me just give you the last update on igor. it passed over bermuda last night as a category one hurricane. it did produce some damage, but we're not seeing big reports of catastrophic conditions on the island. they got a big storm surge out of it, and now the storm is about 100 miles north of bermuda and pulling away into the open waters of the atlantic. so we
is a strong thunderstorm in the pnhandle of west virginia. a severe thunderstorm warning for hampsheir, morgan county, west virginia. that storm is heading off to the northeast. should be moving into cumberland and washington county in maryland in the next few minutes or so. we could have wind gusts up to 60 miles an hour. sewhere, scattered showers today up to noontime and sun this afternoon. more rain tomorrow afternoon into thursday. and that's your weather. meredith >> al, thank you very much. new york mayor michael bloomberg turned some heads as he addressed the education nation suit being put on here in new york by nbc news. he says he plans to put teachers to task and make them earn their tenure. i want to get to education in just a second, but first let's talk politics, both the president and the vice president are out there trying to galvanize the youth vote that helped them get elected in 2008. but 25% of young voters are certain they'll go to vote. is his strategy likely to pay off in the long run? >> it's disappointing the number of people that rn out in elections. >> don't the dem
, virginia. she said the best thing about being 100 is you eat what you want and don't worry about it. ralph cohen, 100 years old "today." good friend with curly from the three stooges. can't have a better friend than that. i interviewed those guys once, they really were fun, and nuts. and rollande bourgeois. lives alone, mows her own lawn. elizabeth daniels, jack's sister, attributes longevity to working hard. lucille wilson, from baytown, texas, 100 years old, works in the kitchen at the local church and has been a member for 60 years. >>> the world equestrian games are held every four years to find the best of the best in the equestrian world. they get underway here in lexington, kentucky. we have got some kentucky fans. folks, good to see you both. how big a deal, i mean this is the first time they're being held here in the state, is that a huge deal for the sport? >> absolutely, we come from a sport that doesn't get a lot of attention in the u.s. and this is a huge opportunity for a lot of people who usually don't get to see our sport, come and support us. >> i think most people know ju
. >> it really is becoming a national problem. >> reporter: mid-atlantic states from new jersey to virginia are seeing the biggest problems with stink bugs, but the bugs have been spotted as far west as california and as far south as florida. why are they pestering us now? it's all about the change in season and the dropping of temperature. >> what they want to do is find a place to chill out for the winter, they're coming in for refuge, they'll invade your attic, they'll get under the siding. >> they stink a lot. >> it's terrifying, the noise is tremendous, the smell is atrocious. >> even the ceo of a pest control company can't shake them from his home in lowell, maryland. >> in the last 15 days i have been seeing 15, 20, at least stink bugs on the outside of the house and four or five on the inside just about every day. >> and farmers can't protect their crops either. >> our poor fruit growers here in the mid-atlantic region are getting crushed by stink bugs on apples, on peaches, on nectar reigns. >> stink bugs don't bite. >> people are little grossed out by seeing them but they do not t
of a bomb threat. . >>> today the president speaks out on the economy in iowa and virginia while at the same time trying to reenergize his base. savannah guthrie is in washington with more on this. >> reporter: the president proved last night in wisconsin he can still pack tens of thousands of young people into an arena. the question is, can he get them to the polls? trying to fire up the old campaign magic, the president at the university of wisconsin at madison tuesday night. >> we cannot sit this one out, we cannot let this country fall backwards because the rest of us didn't care to fight because the stakes are too high for your country and for your future and i'm going to get out there and fight as hard as i can and i know you are too. >> reporter: the democratic national committee is spending $50 million to get obama '08 voters to show up in 2010. the latest nbc news "wall street journal" poll shows the race for congress tightening, republicans know hold a three-point lead over democrats among likely voters, down from a nine-point lead last month. the president's approval rating still
, republican congressman eric cantor of virginia is the house minority whip, kevin mccar ty, the deputy whip, and the ranking member of the house and budget committee. together, they have written a new book, "young guns -- a new generation of conservative leaders." good morning to all of you. >> good morning. >> before i get to the book, i want to talk about the primary. mike castle, the moderate versus christine o'donnell, the tea party candidate whose views as kelly pointed out on social issues may not sit well with swing voters. the republicans may lose the seat in november. eric, do you agree with that? >> meredith, what's going on now across the country, obviously people are upset with washington. they're tired of politicians that make promises they just can't keep. what we're seeing across the country some active primaries. and, you know, what we have done here is we've gotten together a couple of years ago and we put together an effort in search of candidates who could actually respond to that very issue. >> do you agree with castle? if o'donnell wins and in fact the republicans lose
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